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Welcome to the website of the Department of Economics at Syracuse University. Members of our faculty are known nationally and internationally for their applied microeconomic research on issues of public policy relevance.

We have a high-quality undergraduate program within which we have two alternative tracks, BA and BS. In both tracks we provide a strong foundation in micro- and macroeconomics through our introductory and intermediate courses, which is followed by more specialized courses or electives. Undergraduates can choose from a wide range of electives in International Economics, Labor Economics, Public Economics, Urban Economics, Health Economics, Development Economics and Econometrics. There is an Economics Club, sponsored by the Department and run by students with advice from faculty. Students are also eligible for Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics Honor society) and awards for academic distinction.

The Graduate Program (PhD and Masters) reflects the Department's strengths in Labor EconomicsPublic EconomicsInternational Economics (International Trade and Economic Development), Urban Economics, and Econometrics. Recent job placements of our graduates included positions in academia, government and international agencies, non-profit organizations and the private sector, where they can persue careers in higher education, research, policy analysis, management, consulting, etc.



We are pleased to welcome 2 new faculty members to the department:

Eleonora Patacchini
Associate Professor
La Sapienza University of Rome

Kristy Buzard
Assistant Professor
University of Calif. - San Diego


Syracuse University's PhD
Program ranked by
The National Research Council

Research ranking
High: 16
Low: 39


RePEC worldwide ranking
of authors in econometrics:

44 - Badi Baltagi
  78 - Chihwa Kao 



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